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Nov. 22, 2014 @ 03:26 PM

One Last Salue

Sergeant Jeff Greene was a loving friend, devoted husband and hard-working employee, according to the family and friends who gathered Saturday to honor his memory at his funeral.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 03:28 PM

Meeting will focus on Savage double dipping

The Union County Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Tuesday to investigate the conduct of Vice Chairman Marce Savage.


Nov. 22, 2014 @ 03:24 PM

Biz Ed urges support for students, teachers

The Union County Education Foundation held its third annual BizEd Breakfast Thursday (Nov. 20, 2014) in an effort to raise support for education from local businesses and industry.


Nov. 22, 2014 @ 03:23 PM

Fire Chiefs honor Senator Tommy Tucker

State Sen. Tommy Tucker, R-35, was recognized this month by the local and state fire service at a meeting of the Union County Fire Chiefs Association held in Monroe.


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Nov. 22, 2014 @ 09:18 PM

Weddington whips Reynolds, reaches third round

Weddington improved to 12-1, breaking the school record for wins in a season, with a 45-18 home win over A.C. Reynolds in the second round of the 3AA football playoffs on Friday. Of the five Union County teams that reached the second round, three of them advanced with lopsided wins.

Cuthbrtson 48, Asheboro 14

Monroe 67, Ashe County 14

Lincolnton 28, Parkwood 12

Murphy 50, Union Academy 16

 

Nov. 21, 2014 @ 01:14 PM

WHS, Cuthbertson at home in second round

Five Union County football teams are alive in the second round of the playoffs. Here's a breakdown of the matchups.


Nov. 13, 2014 @ 02:03 PM

Mavs' Wotell signs with Arizona

Marvin Ridge left-handed pitcher Max Wotell signed a National Letter of Intent with the Arizona Wildcats on Wednesday. See a list of other Union County athletes who signed.


Nov. 13, 2014 @ 02:10 PM

Warriors' Watts inks with UNC

Star combo guard Stephanie Watts made it official on Wednesday, signing a Letter of Intent with the UNC Tar Heels. Watts accepted North Carolina's scholarship offer as a sophomore.


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Oct. 30, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

Deer wasting disease eases with cooler temperatures

After receiving multiple reports of dead, dying or sick deer in seven Piedmont counties, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission announced this week that the outbreak of hemorrhagic disease (HD) in white-tailed deer appears to be tapering off with the onset of cooler weather.

Nov. 06, 2014 @ 04:16 PM

Union residents in 'Steel Magnolias' production

Wadesboro’s Ansonia Theatre opens its 2014-15 season on Nov. 7 with one of the most beloved shows of all time. “Steel Magnolias,” set in Truvy’s Beauty Shop in Chinquapin, Louisiana, is a classic tale centered around a group of gossipy southern ladies and the bonds that hold them together. The show runs for two weekends, November 7-9 and 14-16.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 04:55 PM

Apple season arrives in North Carolina

Since Adam and Eve we have longed for the perfect apple


Sep. 20, 2014 @ 01:25 PM

The Adoptables

Jax is a sweet, loving Husky mix, whose Carolina blue eyes would melt the hearts of most Tarheels.


Sep. 13, 2014 @ 11:26 AM

The Adoptables

Cute puppies and fluffy kittens abound at the Union County Animal Shelter this week!


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Oct. 23, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

Letters to editor for Oct. 24

I believe in Kay Hagan

Stand up for Second Amendment


May. 10, 2014 @ 03:41 PM

Letters to the Editor

Thoughts of my mother — Ward Mullis

Week recognizes the work of nurses — Garett Schreier

Our Eighth Amendment — Lloyd Weichinger

Is redistricting really necessary?  — Collin Love

  Make your insurance choices wisely — Byron Ward


Apr. 12, 2014 @ 04:43 PM

Letters to the editor

There is no risk of a constitutional convention

Take nothing at face value … investigate

Finally scared enough to vote?

Check the batteries in your smoke detector

Transparency vs. paranoia


Feb. 08, 2014 @ 10:20 AM

My alternative to Obamacare

When the health care debate began, I warned that the President’s health care bill was the wrong direction for our nation and North Carolina.  I offered an alternative then—The Patients’ Choice Act—along with Senator Tom Coburn because health care was broken before Obamacare.


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Mar. 30, 2013 @ 06:57 PM

The Eighth Station

Arriving at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, the church representing the eighth station of the cross, Mark Kocik, of Marshville, pauses in the archway for a scripture reading prior to entering the sanctuary for the church's traditional Good Friday service at noon. Several dozen Christians met at the First Presbyterian Church earlier to participate in the eight stations of the cross ceremony, carrying the cross to eight locations in the downtown area, pausing for prayer and scripture at each station.

Feb. 19, 2013 @ 10:39 PM

Frankie Richard

As temperatures once again climbed into the 60's recently, Frankie Richard, of Albemarle, steals a few rays of sunshine between customers last Tuesday afternoon at Union Thrift Store on Charlotte Avenue. Richard oversees the thrift shop for owner, Rick Roberts, four days a week.

Feb. 02, 2013 @ 09:20 PM

Tower Techs

Clark Dunn, left, passes tools over to co-worker Brad Lehrmann as they work about 80 feet up on a 300 foot cell tower in Stallings recently. The two were part of a five man crew from FDH Engineering, assigned to add structural supports to the tower to accommodate additional equipment for carrier upgrades.

Jan. 31, 2013 @ 09:37 PM

Zach Wallace & Major - Weather feature

Zach Wallace, of Wingate, enjoyed the t-shirt and shorts weather earlier in the week as he walked Major, his seven-month-old Weimaraner along Pearl Circle in Wingate. Wallace, a Wingate University graduate, is a first-year law student the Charlotte School of Law.